Although watering your lawn is necessary, Duda Sod promotes best management practices to ensure plant health. Overwatering puts your new lawn at risk of fungus, disease and weeds. We recommend irrigating as needed.
Consider installing rain sensors and shutting off your irrigation system for extended periods of time during the tropical season. Managing your irrigation system on a scheduled timer is highly recommended during the dry season (Spring).
Proper fertilization consists of selecting the right type of fertilizer, applying it at the right time and in the right amount for maximum plant uptake and benefit.
Lawns require nutrients throughout the growing season to stay healthy. The growing season will vary depending upon location in the state. The amount of fertilizer required annually will primarily depend on the grass species and geographical location.
A number of cities and counties in Florida have passed fertilizer ordinances that do not allow for application of nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizers during the summer from June 1 to September 30. Please check with your local municipalities to see if restrictions apply in your area.
When mowing your lawn Never remove more than 1/3 of the leaf blade at any one time. Removing too much of the leaf blade can stress your lawn and leave it susceptible to insect or disease invasion. If you miss a scheduled mowing event, raise the mower height and bring the grass back down to the recommended level gradually over the next few mowing events.
Keep your mower blades sharp. Dull mowers will tear the leaf blades. This makes the lawn look bad and leaves it susceptible to insect or disease invasion.